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Title: Performance of a 60 gram cryogenic germanium detector

Abstract

The authors have developed a 60 g particle detector which utilizes both the ionization and the photons produced by a particle interaction. Six NTD Ge thermistors are attached to a pure germanium crystal which has implanted contacts for drifting charge. The authors have operated our detector at 30 mK, and the authors have studied its response to irradiation by 18 and 60 keV photons from an 241 Am source. This paper presents an analysis of the resolution of our detector, considering the noise of the front end electronics, and signals from extraneous sources such as microphonics.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ;  [1]; ; ;  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. (California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics)
  2. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States))
  3. (Lab. de Physique Corpusculaire, College de France, 75231 Paris (PR))
  4. (California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering)
  5. (CEN-Saclay, 91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette (FR))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5090362
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); (United States); Journal Volume: 38:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; GE SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; IRRADIATION; PERFORMANCE; RESOLUTION; AMERICIUM 241; CRYOGENICS; CRYSTALS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; IONIZATION; PHOTONS; THERMISTORS; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; AMERICIUM ISOTOPES; BOSONS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; EQUIPMENT; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MASSLESS PARTICLES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIOISOTOPES; SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; SPONTANEOUS FISSION RADIOISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 440104* - Radiation Instrumentation- High Energy Physics Instrumentation

Citation Formats

Cummings, A., Wang, N., Shutt, T., Barnes, P., Lange, A., Sadoulet, B., Stubbs, C., Emes, J., Ross, R., Smith, G., Giraud-Heraud, Haller, E.E., and Rich, J. Performance of a 60 gram cryogenic germanium detector. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.1109/23.289301.
Cummings, A., Wang, N., Shutt, T., Barnes, P., Lange, A., Sadoulet, B., Stubbs, C., Emes, J., Ross, R., Smith, G., Giraud-Heraud, Haller, E.E., & Rich, J. Performance of a 60 gram cryogenic germanium detector. United States. doi:10.1109/23.289301.
Cummings, A., Wang, N., Shutt, T., Barnes, P., Lange, A., Sadoulet, B., Stubbs, C., Emes, J., Ross, R., Smith, G., Giraud-Heraud, Haller, E.E., and Rich, J. Mon . "Performance of a 60 gram cryogenic germanium detector". United States. doi:10.1109/23.289301.
@article{osti_5090362,
title = {Performance of a 60 gram cryogenic germanium detector},
author = {Cummings, A. and Wang, N. and Shutt, T. and Barnes, P. and Lange, A. and Sadoulet, B. and Stubbs, C. and Emes, J. and Ross, R. and Smith, G. and Giraud-Heraud and Haller, E.E. and Rich, J.},
abstractNote = {The authors have developed a 60 g particle detector which utilizes both the ionization and the photons produced by a particle interaction. Six NTD Ge thermistors are attached to a pure germanium crystal which has implanted contacts for drifting charge. The authors have operated our detector at 30 mK, and the authors have studied its response to irradiation by 18 and 60 keV photons from an 241 Am source. This paper presents an analysis of the resolution of our detector, considering the noise of the front end electronics, and signals from extraneous sources such as microphonics.},
doi = {10.1109/23.289301},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 38:2,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
month = {Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1991}
}